The Day After Tomorrow

A CASSE Symposium on Breakthrough Recognition


SPEAKER PROFILE: Lord John Alderdice

lord-alderdiceJohn, Lord Alderdice, by profession a psychoanalytic psychiatrist, was for eleven years Leader of the cross-community Alliance Party and one of the negotiators of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. He was the first Speaker of the new Northern Ireland Assembly from 1998 to 2004 and then for seven years one of the Independent Monitoring Commissioners appointed by the British and Irish Governments to oversee security normalization in Ireland. In 1996 appointed one of the youngest ever life peers in the House of Lords. He is the recipient of many honorary degrees and awards for his work on conflict resolution in various parts of the world. and is currently Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict based at the University of Oxford, and Chairman of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in Belfast.”